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Jbags wrote:I consider myself mathematically literate, I did an Economics degree that required me to take statistics and pure maths to a university level; I enjoy mathematical games and calculations, and sometimes entertain myself when bored by undertaking very approximate general arithmatic ("if I assume the world is a perfect sphere, and my eye heigh is exactly 2 metres, how far away is the horizon?" or "if I could perfectly release and harness all the energy stored as mass in this 200g apple, how long could I run my computer for with a 500w power supply?" etc etc).
So I enjoy maths.
So I came to this thread.
At first reading the first page I was a little confused by exactly what was going on... and having read the subsequent 5 pages, I'm very very confused.
Could anyone give me a hand here? What's the objective here? I have no idea where this thread came from so I lack context, and am completely baffled by reading this thread's contents. But I am interested and would like to know. Who can help?
Rumraket wrote:Well you go ahead and thrash all you want. Perhaps you should start detailing exactly what all this number-wibble of yours is supposed to tell us. What's the big picture?
Occam's Laser wrote:So what? "Therefore, God exists?" Good luck with that.
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